In a scathing blog entry on the company’s website entitled “The President Stole Your Land and You Were Lied To,” Patagonia called the president’s reductions of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments “nothing more than a political favor.”
The post, written by Lisa Pike Sheehy, vice president of Environmental Activism at Patagonia Inc., starts:
What wasn’t explained at the time, and only came to light with the release of thousands of pages of documents from Freedom of Information Act requests, was that the decision was nothing more than a political favor. Despite numerous promises by a handful of politicians that the two former monuments contained no significant energy resources, it turns out that they do. The redrawing of boundaries was deliberate, and directly influenced by an industry that spends millions of dollars lobbying the government to get what it wants.
The full entry is HERE.